Golf: Patrick Reed

Nelson playing tougher for afternoon groups

May, 16, 2013
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IRVING, Texas -- The afternoon wave is finding TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas much more difficult on Day 1 of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

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Ian Fitzsimmons and Chuck Cooperstein, broadcasting live from the Pavilion at the HP Byron Nelson, are joined by Keegan Bradley, who shot a 10-under 60 in the opening round.

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Calm, cool conditions prevailed for those lucky enough to draw early tee times. But the afternoon brought with it wind and humidity.

Keegan Bradley leads after a course-record 10-under 60. The current top nine scores were all posted by morning starters.

Among those in the afternoon wave, Marc Leishman, Patrick Reed and Andrew Svoboda are all 4-under with holes remaining.

In other afternoon play of interest, Dallas’ 19-year-old Jordan Spieth is even after 14 and 14-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang is 1-under through 11 holes.

Houston pro falls short of Nelson cut

May, 19, 2012
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IRVING, Texas -- Patrick Reed’s streak of surviving cuts after earning his way into tournaments via Monday qualifying ended Friday.

The Houston pro finished 4-over and missed the cut at the HP Byron Nelson Championship by two strokes after struggling to a second-round 75 on Friday.

In two PGA Tour events this spring, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and the Wells Fargo Championship, Reed successfully handled the pressure of one-round qualification and went on to play all four rounds of the event, finishing tied for 24th in New Orleans and tied for 32nd at the Wells Fargo.

Reed posted the low round in the Nelson qualifier on Monday and seemed to be on the road to surviving the cut at the Nelson, too, after an opening round of 69. But a double bogey on No. 4 (his 13th hole) in Friday’s round, caused by an errant tee shot into the pond left of the fairway, proved to be his demise.

Reed’s next opportunity of repeating the Monday qualifying route will be at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis in June.

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